Chris prepares to pack a punch with Bruiser

Chris is delighted to have been recently cast in Low Pay? Don’t Pay!, the newest production from Belfast’s Bruiser Theatre Company.

All details for the performances in Belfast and the subsequent tour to Scotland and through the Republic of Ireland can be found on the company’s website.

This will be Chris’s first time working with artistic director Lisa May and the rest of the team at Bruiser, but he is very excited to be joining them for this topical Dario Fo comedy.


“I think I’ll go in for this type of shopping every day. Not just because I didn’t pay for it, but because, all of a sudden, we were all in it together, men and women, and it felt right. We stood up to them!”

An uproarious brand new 2010 version, by Dario Fo himself, of his frenetic 1974 farce, “Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay.”

Bruiser is delighted to be presenting the Northern Ireland, Republic Of Ireland and Scotland Premiere of this new version.

Housewives, Antonia and Margherita, fed up with high prices in the supermarket, take matters into their own hands and start shoplifting. Keen to keep their light-fingered antics from their husbands, Giovanni and Luigi – not to mention the police – the women are forced to resort to more and more inventive hiding places and more and more elaborate cover stories, in this new version of the legendary comedy.

Published by Chris Patrick-Simpson

Chris is an Irish actor who is based in Vancouver, B.C. He has collaborated with the best directors in film, television and theatre in projects such as the award-winning The Magdalene Sisters (Momentum), The Boxer (Universal), Fifty Dead Men Walking (Brightlight Pictures), Good Vibrations (Revolver Films), Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie (BBC Films), 71 (Warp Films), Shooting For Socrates (New Black Films), and High-Rise (Recorded Picture Company). On TV, Chris has played leads in The Guards (TV3) The Man Who Crossed Hitler (Hardy Pictures for BBC) The Clinic (RTE) The Family (BBC) Missing (BBC), The Titanic Enquiry (BBC), Ripper Street (BBC), Galavant (ABC) and The Fall (BBC). Chris has worked with some of the top theatre companies in the UK and Ireland. Additionally he is proud to have both starred in and co-produced a successful UK/Irish tour of The Wrong Man, which received critical acclaim throughout its run.

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